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Hospitality and Tourism Management (Master of Science)

Offered by: Hospitality and Tourism Management

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There may never have been a better opportunity to be in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry than right now.  There is no ceiling as to where you can go, and Slippery Rock University's Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (MSHTM) program will help you make your way to the top in multiple facets of this dynamic and vital industry, The program is a 30-credit professional degree delivered 100 percent online and designed to be completed in 24 months.


This program offers the critical thinking, analytical, and decision-making skills that are needed for success in today's rapidly evolving, challenging, and vitally important hospitality and tourism industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the importance of the hospitality industry to our personal and economic well-being.  The opportunities for management talent will be greater than ever, and the Slippery Rock Master’s program will prepare graduates for the challenges and rewards that lie ahead.

Best Online Master's in Hospitality ManagementRegionally, Pennsylvania ranks ninth in the United States in tourism industry employment, while Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania experienced a “hospitality renaissance” in the previous decade, with nearly 1500 new hotel rooms added from 2014-2019, and visitor spending in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County amounting to $6.57 billion in 2019. As one Pittsburgh hotel executive said, “... our biggest challenge to support this growth continues to be the need for talent, and this requires the combination of education and experience.” This need for talent, experience, and education holds true in Pittsburgh, across the U.S., and around the world.


Slippery Rock University's Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management offers:

  • 100% online coursework and can be completed in 24 months
  • A focus on the "business side" of hotels, resorts, events, food and beverage and other HT enterprises
  • A curriculum designed in consultation with HT industry leaders, providing a balance of both theory and practical application
  • A competitive advantage in a growing industry with a rich diversity of career opportunities
  • A Capstone "Master's Project" - students have a choice of designing a business plan, feasibility study, internship, consulting project, research project or other approved professional HT related project


Attention: To apply for admission, please use the following link to apply now.

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 
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  • Personal Statement (describe interest in the program, background, and personal/professional career goals) 
  • 3.0 GPA preferred. Students with 3.0 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and should address their academic performance goals in their narrative
  • GRE not required

*If you are requesting review of your graduate transcripts for transfer of credit, please complete the transfer of credit form and submit to the Office of Graduate Admissions with official graduate transcripts. Please review SRU's transfer of credit policy.

Graduate Assistantships

Apply for the dHospitality and Tourism Graduate Assistantship position. 

Only graduate students enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism program are eligible to apply for this position.